Today, Latvian airline airBaltic announced that it will equip its entire Airbus A220-300 fleet with SpaceX’s Starlink internet connectivity system. Every passenger will benefit from complimentary, in-flight high-speed internet access during all airBaltic flights without hassles or login pages. From the moment passengers walk onto the plane, they’ll have access to the internet.
ATR delivers first ATR 72-600 to Maldivian
Leading regional aircraft manufacturer ATR and Maldives’ national airline Maldivian, today announce the delivery of the carrier’s first ATR 72-600, as part of a firm deal for two ATR 72-600 and one ATR 42-600.
Brussels Airlines and Brussels Airport kick off the new year with first delivery on sustainable aviation fuel via NATO pipeline
Sustainable aviation fuels can now be delivered to Brussels Airport in a smooth, safe and CO2-free manner via the NATO pipeline (CEPS or Central Europe Pipeline System).
Condor takes delivery of its first A330neo to modernise fleet
German Airline Condor Flugdienst has taken delivery of its first A330-900 widebody aircraft out of an order of 16 A330neo aircraft. The A330neo will replace previous generation aircraft in their fleet to reduce Condor’s operating costs as well as fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 25 percent.
WestJet Cargo confirms the launch of four Boeing 737-800 freighters
WestJet Cargo, the air cargo division of WestJet, has spent the last few months putting a solid structure in place in order to take its cargo activities to another level.
Iraqi Airways receives its first A220-300
Iraqi Airways, the national carrier of Iraq, has taken delivery of its first out of five A220-300 aircraft from Mirabel, Canada. Upon entry into service, Iraqi Airways will become one of the first airlines to operate the A220 in the Middle East region.
Sky express signs deal for six ATR 72-600 aircraft
Market-leading turboprop manufacturer ATR and Sky express, a fast growing airline in Greece, has signed a deal to acquire six ATR 72-600 aircraft, the first of which was delivered on June 30. This marks an important step in the airline’s fleet development plan which will see the further five ATR 72-600 joining its fleet over the next 12 months.
Porter encarga a Embraer 30 E195-E2 con opción de compra de 50 más
La aerolínea canadiense Porter Airlines ha cursado a Embraer un pedido en firme de 30 aviones E195-E2, con derechos de compra para 50 aviones más. El acuerdo se incluirá en la cartera de pedidos del segundo trimestre de Embraer y tiene un valor de 5.820 millones de dólares, a precio de lista con todas las opciones ejercidas.
Helvetic Airways receives its first Embraer E195-E2
Helvetic Airways of Switzerland received the first of four new E195-E2 aircraft at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos. Helvetic will receive three further E195-E2s by the end of next month, July 2021.
Optimism when borders reopen
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Tourism Economics released a long-term view for post-COVID-19 passenger demand recovery which demonstrates that people remain eager to travel in the short and long-term.
Pilots join initiative to ramp up use of Sustainable Aviation Fuels
Europe’s pilot community is joining a coalition of aviation and environmental organisations, calling for a ramp-up of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAFs) as a scalable, long-term solution to decarbonise aviation. Europe’s environmental ambitions have taken a concrete shape under the EU Green Deal but cutting greenhouse gas emissions remains a major challenge. Yet, pilots see an opportunity for the EU to be an early leader in producing truly sustainable SAFs and untapping their full potential.
4D-TBO: a new approach to aircraft trajectory prediction
Although some uncertainty exists about the exact timeline for air traffic recovery in the short term, global forecasts are clear: tomorrow’s air traffic will be increasingly dense. In fact, this outlook raises vital questions about the aviation industry’s future environmental footprint. As a result, air traffic management (ATM) is becoming an increasingly important—and complex—focus area.
En Europa el Boeing 737 MAX tardará unas semanas en tener el permiso para volar
Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines partner on their 40th humanitarian delivery flight
Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines recently launched their 40th humanitarian delivery flight when the airline’s new 787-9 Dreamliner departed Everett, Wash., carrying more than 20,000 pounds of humanitarian supplies. The shipment, including supplies for health care and family needs, will be distributed to hospitals, clinics and charities in the Addis Ababa region.
Vistara receives its first A321neo aircraft with flat-bed business class
Vistara, a joint venture between TATA group and Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA), took delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft in New Delhi today. The aircraft, arriving from Airbus’ final assembly lines in Hamburg, Germany, features India’s most advanced aircraft cabin in the sky with fully flat beds in business class.